Latest news and blogs

Read the latest news from Back Up to find out what we’re up to across the country. We also have a dedicated blog with amazing stories from people of all ages with a spinal cord injury and their families, as well as the volunteers, staff, professionals and fundraisers who support them.

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Drawings of different people with spinal cord injury surround the words "Busting myths about sex & dating after spinal cord injury"

Busting myths about sex and dating after spinal cord injury

We asked some of the staff here at Back Up to address some common myths ...

Two women talk by a table. One of them is a wheelchair user.

Female experiences with sexuality after spinal cord injury

We recently spoke to Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist, Helen Thrussell, about her research into female ...

Anna (left) having lunch with her husband and young daughter

Anna’s story: Learning from others

Anna has a busy life. She is a motivational speaker, does youth work for the ...

The "ACG Cliffhangers" team posing on Mount Snowdon during the Snowdon Push

Paula’s Story: Taking on Mount Snowdon

The Snowdon Push is Back Up’s most exhilarating fundraising challenge. It involves teams of ...

Our Back Up champion Emma sat with her father while he was in recovery

Back Up Champion – Alice Tweddell

This month's Back Up champion is the fabulous fundraiser Alice Tweddell. She first heard of ...

A group of our London to Paris cyclists celebrating reaching the finish line of the cycling challenge.

Lauren’s story: The #NoLimits London to Paris cycling challenge

In the summer of 2018, 40 riders, including six hand cyclists, took part in an ...

Merryn and several other coursemates exploring a hillside in the Lake District

Merryn’s Story: Building your confidence on our courses

We caught up with our Interim Courses Manager, Merryn, to talk about our residential courses. ...

A watercolour painting of a seaside landscape by Rachel Smith The Wonky Artist

Painting as The Wonky Artist

While recovering on bed rest for a pressure sore, Rachel discovered a hidden talent for ...

Family Mentor Coordinator Emma Clegg who fundraised for Back Up

Back Up Champion – Emma Clegg

Emma originally trained as a child counsellor and managed coffee shops before making a move into ...

Alison volunteering as a corporate buddy on one of our courses

Alison’s story: What did I learn as a corporate buddy?

While working at Savills, Alison attended an information session hosted by Back Up. This inspired ...